Iran opposes Syria military action, Zarif tells Turkey Oct 09, 2019 0 178 12345 AFPTehranIran’s top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif told his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in a phone call that Tehran is opposed to military action in Syria, the foreign ministry said.“Zarif voiced opposition to military action” and “urged respect for Syria’s territorial integrity and national sovereignty,” Zarif was quoted as saying in a statement issued late Monday.The Iranian foreign minister also “stressed the need for the fight against terrorism and for the establishment of stability and security in Syria”.Iran said the US should have pulled out of Syria long ago, while expressing concerns about a Turkish incursion.“If such an action occurs, it will not only remove Turkey’s security concern, but will result in widespread material and human damage,” the foreign ministry said in a separate statement.In their phone call, Zarif told Cavusoglu that the Adana agreement was “the best approach for Syria and Turkey and for addressing their concerns”. RELATED ARTICLES Turkey ready for Syria offensive despite mixed Trump signals Oct 09, 2019 0 947 Iraq’s parliament meets after protests spark political crisis Oct 09, 2019 0 156 Hong Kong’s Lam says Chinese intervention can’t be ruled out Oct 09, 2019 0 544 Would welcome Kurds back into fold, says Damascus AFP Beirut Damascus is ready to welcome Syria’s Kurds back into the fold after Washington left them to face Turkish military threats alone, a senior official said in comments published Tuesday. Ankara has threatened an .. Turkey hits Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq Istanbul: Turkish air strikes hit Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq, Ankara’s defence ministry said Tuesday.The ministry said on Twitter that “nine terrorists were neutralised” in air strikes in the Hakurk .. Zuma’s son says not corrupt, but victim of S African political ‘storm’ Johannesburg: The son of South Africa’s ex-president Jacob Zuma, accused by witnesses of acting as a conduit in a major web of state graft, said on Tuesday he was not corrupt but a victim of political crossfire. Duduzane .. Mozambique says army killed 9 militants in restive north Maputo: Mozambican soldiers killed nine “evildoers” in the volatile north ahead of general elections next week, the government has said, in the first ever official confirmation of an attack on militants. Suspected .. German defence minister visits soldiers in north-eastern Mali Gao: German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Tuesday visited German soldiers serving with the United Nations in Mali to learn about their mission in the West African country. The soldiers are based in .. Chinese govt blasts US blacklist of 28 entities over Xinjiang as ‘groundless’ AFP Beijing China hit back at the United States on Tuesday over the blacklisting of 28 Chinese entities accused of being implicated in rights violations against mostly Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region, saying .. Iran to present regional peace plan for Strait of Hormuz ‘soon’ Tehran: Iran will be ready to present the details of its peace plan for the strategically important Strait of Hormuz “soon,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Tuesday. The plan, announced by President ..